First Visit

What to Expect at Hamilton Chiropractic Offices

As chiropractors in Berkeley we want all of our patients to feel immediately at home when they walk in the door. Since chiropractic care involves a series of visits, with each one building on the ones before, it’s important for you to feel comfortable right from the start.

Your First Visit to Our Berkeley Practice

You will be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Help is on its way!

Getting To Know You

To help us get to know you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your health history. The doctor will use this information to help formulate the recommendations for your health care plan.

Consultation With The Doctor

You’ll meet the doctor who will review your health history and determine if your condition can be helped by chiropractic. You will be advised of the cost of any procedures that may be required.

The Physical Examination

A series of standard physical, orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic tests will be performed to determine the cause of your problem.

X-Ray Examination

These pictures may be necessary to visualize the precise location and severity of any spinal problems, and to reveal any pathology. X-ray information makes your chiropractic care more precise.

Study and Recommendations

Before proper care can be rendered, the doctor will study your examination findings. On your next visit you’ll see your own X-rays, review the doctor’s findings, and get his recommendations for a specific care plan.

Possible Adjunctive Procedures

The doctor may give first aid chiropractic treatment if you are in pain and may prescribe some home care procedures such as the application of ice, heat, exercise or the use of some other procedure to help reduce inflammation and make you more comfortable.